If you want to apply to Radford University, there is no application fee, which means it is free to apply.
Students who submit their applications to Radford University for the fall semester should anticipate a decision by April 1.
The following is an overiew of some of Radford University's admissions stats.
|Radford University 2022||Admissions Statistics|
|Mean Unweighted GPA||3.3|
|Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class||8%|
|Admissions Test Policy||Test Optional|
|Applicants Who Submit SATs||25%|
|Applicants Who Submit ACTs||3%|
These are the application deadlines for Radford University.
|Application Type||Offered||Application Deadline||Notification Deadline|
|Early Decision I||No||––||––|
|Early Decision II||––||––||––|
|Early Action||Yes||December 1||January 15|
Radford University does not offer early decision but does offer early action.
🗓️ The Early Action deadline is December 1. Radford University will release EA admissions decisions no later than January 15.
Radford University accepts around 89% of early action applicants and 95% all applicants for all deadlines. In 2021, Radford University admitted 7,455 of the 8,412 who applied early action.
For more information on transferring to Radford University, contact the school directly.
Radford University has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.
Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are given the most weight in the admissions process. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that put the most emphasis on the areas where you stand out.
Curious about the factors that are considered by Radford University during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Very Important|
|Level of Applicant's Interest||Considered|
|Standardized Test Scores||Considered|
Make sure to check with Radford University for more information on admission factors.
To apply to Radford University, all applicants must submit the following items. Check with Radford University's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.
|Area||Required||Recommended||Required for Some||Details (If Any)|
|Written Essay or Personal Statement|
|Transcript(S) of College Record|
|Standardized Test Scores|
|Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
Students admitted to Radford University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.3.
Out of all students that were admitted, 63% submitted a class rank. At Radford University 8% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 22% were in the top 25% and 52% were in the top 50%.
At Radford University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.
|GPA||Percent of Students|
|3.75 and 3.99||11%|
|3.50 and 3.74||15%|
|3.25 and 3.49||15%|
|3.00 and 3.24||15%|
|2.50 and 2.9||25%|
|2.00 and 2.49||6%|
This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.
Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to Radford University directly.
Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that highlights your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.
An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.
Radford University considers standardized tests scores during the admissions process.
Radford University has a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.
In 2022, 25% of Radford University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 3% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.
To be competitive with other Radford University applicants, you should aim to earn between 950 and 1150 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Radford University 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1150 and 25% of scored lower than 950, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.
On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Radford University students scored 590 or higher and 75% of students scored 470 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Radford University students scored 560 or higher, and 75% scored a 470 or higher.
To be most competitive at Radford University, you should strive to earn between 19 and 23 on the ACT.
An ACT score of 23 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Radford University's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 23, and three out of four students scored lower than 23 on the ACT.
A 19 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Radford University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 19.
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Transfer students can enroll in Radford University during the following terms:
• Fall Term
• Spring Term
• Summer Term
Can I defer my acceptance to Radford University?
✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Radford University.
Does Radford University accept transfer credits?
✅ Radford University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Radford University accepts:
• CLEP subject tests
Does Radford University accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?
✅ Radford University accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.
Do I have to submit test scores to Radford University?
❌ No, Radford University is test optional, so it's up to you if you want to submit test scores or not. If your scores are higher than the school's average, you should strongly consider submitting them. If your scores are average or below average, you it might make sense to leave them out of your application.
What is Radford University's acceptance rate?
✅ The acceptance rate for Radford University is 95%.
What is the early decision acceptance rate at Radford University?
❌ Radford University does not offer early decision.
What is the early action acceptance rate at Radford University?
✅ The early action acceptance rate at Radford University was 89% in 2021.
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First-Year Applications are Due
The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Radford University is Continuous processing.
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Composite SAT Range
Math SAT Range
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Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
At Radford University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.31. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.
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